AMERITRANS E350 2012: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Make : AMERITRANS Model : E350 Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2011-04-18 - 2011-07-12
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 12V557000
Date Owner's Notified: 2013-02-15 Date Received by ODI: 2012-12-03 Date Added to Database: 2012-12-04
Manufacturers Involved: Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 2013010004
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5800
Summary:
      Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 S400, S550, S550 4Matic, S63 AMG, C300, C300 4Matic, E350, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, CL550 4Matic, and CL63 AMG vehicles manufactured from April 18, 2011, through July 12, 2011. Due to an irregularity stemming from the molding process of the fuel filter flange, the fuel filter flange may crack when operated in high temperatures.
Consequence:
      If the fuel filter flange cracks, it will leak fuel which may lead to a fire if an external ignition source is present.
Remedy:
      Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel filter, free of charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin in February 2013. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY: 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.